Further Requirements for Licensure

State Requirements

Employment as a funeral director/embalmer is also dependent upon state requirements.

Oklahoma and some other states require:

  • Completion of the Degree Program (or Funeral Service Certificate* Program) in Funeral Service (the Certificate alone does not meet OK Licensing Requirements, additional college credit hours are needed)

(At least (40) credit hours of work applied toward all bachelor degrees must be from upper division (3000/4000) courses.  This is to include at least fifteen (15) upper division hours in the major.)

The examination and the licensing process result in additional expenses to the student and are determined by the appropriate agencies.  The expenses are not affiliated with the UCO Funeral Service Department and are expenses of all graduates seeking licensure.

For detailed information regarding Oklahoma licensure requirements, please visit the Oklahoma Funeral Board.